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Bowl Projections 2017: Week Nine

After Penn State dropped their first game of 2017, what are the postseason repercussions?

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SB Nation (Jason Kirk)

Bowl: Cotton Bowl

Location: Arlington, TX

Date: December 29, 2017

Opponent: Oklahoma Sooners

ESPN (David Hale/Kyle Bonagura)

Bowl: Cotton Bowl

Location: Arlington, TX

Date: December 29, 2017

Opponent: TCU Horned Frogs/Miami Hurricanes

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm)

Bowl: College Football Playoff-Sugar Bowl

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Alabama Crimson Tide

Sports Illustrated

Bowl: Peach Bowl

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: UCF Knights

Bonus pick: The Sporting News keeps Penn State second in their CFP rankings, behind No. No. 1 Alabama. They have Penn State in Pasadena against TCU.

CBS Sports keeps Penn State in the CFP, moving them down to No. 4 to play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl (where Penn State has lost twice to the Tide.).

SB Nation’s Kirk and ESPN both put the Nittany Lions in the Cotton Bowl. Kirk sets Penn State against the Sooners in a de-facto road game, while Hale believes Penn State will play in-state TCU, and Bonagura thinks the Hurricanes will be the opponent.

Finally, Sports Illustrated believes the Blue and White will play in the Peach Bowl against UCF.

Record in Sugar Bowl: 1-3 (Win against Georgia for the 1982 title, and losses against Oklahoma and Alabama)

Record in Cotton Bowl: 2-0-1 (Wins against Texas and Baylor, and a tie against SMU)

Record in Peach Bowl: Never played